Adaptive Tennis US
Regardless of prior trauma, experiences or unfortunate circumstances, Adaptive Tennis US seeks to use the game of tennis as a means of reintegration and to create a connection for continued existence for military veterans and others.
The contributions donated to Adaptive Tennis US help to support and sustain the tennis training programs by purchasing court time, equipment and tennis instruction, which engage the participants in a positive social environment, reaffirming their sense of confidence and self worth.
Mental Health issues are prevalent amongst those who feel isolated, which can lead to severe depression and suicide. Adaptive Tennis US strives to utilize the game of tennis to help those who feel disenfranchised to gain a sense of belonging, and to develop the confidence within themselves to better reintegrate within society.
Our organization teaches the game of tennis, from the novice to the advanced player, treating each participant as an individual with specific adaptive requirements. We use a program that involves a warm up segment, stroke mechanics and game play; all involving positive reinforcement.
As our participants engage in the game of tennis and become more capable, they learn that no challenge is insurmountable and will find ways that work for them. Hence, the lessons learned on the court translate well into the greater aspect of public life, where everyday challenges may seem daunting.
Our organization is led by a certified uspta tennis pro (2006) who is also a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (2018). Furthermore, he is a certified tennis performance specialist (ITPA) teaching tennis from a biomechanics basis (2018). Dr. Lee has obtained a certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, through National Association of Sports Medicine (2020).
We have worked closely with the Warrior In Transition Brigade as part of their physical/activity program to reintegrate the transitioning military personnel into civilian life. Many of these veteran soldiers have benefited from our program with a renewed sense of confidence and belonging.
The donations received from the public will serve to engage adaptive individuals who may suffer physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially or developmentally. We do not discriminate in the acceptance of our players and all are welcomed. On the AdaptiveTennisUS.com (https://AdaptiveTennisUS.com) website we publish the coverage of our players and show their accomplishments.